February 20, 1957. Hugh Tayfield captured 9 for 113 to clinch a thriller against England.
Feb 20, 2016. The Baz Blizzard before bowing out. Brendon McCullum refused to go quietly. He had a blast.
February 19, 1999. India seemed to be cruising to a comfortable victory when Sachin Tendulkar collided with Shoaib Akhtar and was ruled run out by the third umpire. What transpired was ugly, uncouth and one of the worst smudges in the sketchy history of the Eden Gardens crowd.
Feb 18, 1986. Mike Gatting receives the perfume ball
Feb 17, 1982. Sri Lanka took their first step in Test cricket
Valentine’s Day 1896. George Lohmann devastated the South African batsmen with 8 wickets for 7 runs.
February 10, 2003. Andy Flower and Henry Olonga sport black arm-bands.
February 10, 1981. The day Sunil Gavaskar walked off in a huff, and took his batting partner with him
February 7, 1999. The day Anil Kumble scripted history and laid the foundations of his twitter handle.
February 8, 1994. Kapil Dev goes past Richard Hadlee. The live telecast is halted to play “Kapil Dev da jawab nahin”
February 6, 1995. The last bow of the zapata moustache and the goatee.
Feburary 5, 2011. The verdict for spot-fixing was announced. Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were banned.
February 4, 1990.
Richard Hadlee became the first man in the history of Test cricket to capture 400 wickets.
February 3, 1974. The day Tony Greig threw down the stumps as Alvin Kallicharran was walking back assuming the day’s play was over.
February 3, 1992. Tendulkar’s 114 at Perth, when the boy showed the men how it is done.
Feb 2, 1892. Johnny Briggs did the hat-trick at Sydney, but Australia triumphed by 72 runs.
Feb 2, 1973. The day Richard Hadlee made his Test debut.
Mohammed Azharuddin scores his third hundred on the trot
Fair dinkum, Greg, how much pride do you sacrifice to win $35,000? Because, brother, you sacrificed a lot in front of a huge TV audience and 52,825 people.
Sachin Tendulkar’s solo effort at Chennai
Shortest Test match ever contested
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Michael Slater, one of the most successful Australian opening batsmen, was born on Feb 21, 1970
Born Feb 19, 1937, Norman O’Neill was a spectacular batsman whose career remained under the shadow of constant comparisons with Don Bradman
Fazal Mahmood, the trendsetting pace bowler of Pakistan, was born on Feb 18, 1927
The 360 degree man was born on February 17, 1984
Ellis Achong, born Feb 16, 1904, was one of the early exponents of left-arm wrist spin
Desmond Haynes, one half of the great West Indian opening partnership, was born on February 15, 1956
Michael Holding, the Rolls-Royce of fast bowlers, was born on February 16, 1954.
Ted Pooley, born Feb 13, 1842, the first man to be suspended in First-Class cricket for selling a match and one who missed the first ever Test match because of a betting related jail sentence.
Bobby Peel, the left-arm spinner with unusual bathroom habits, was born on February 12, 1857
Gundappa Viswanath, the littlest master of batsmanship, was born on February 12, 1949
The Corpse in Pads was born on February 11, 1937
A.N. ‘Monkey’ Hornby, the Lancashire great, was born on February 10, 1847
Glenn McGrath, born Feb 9, 1970, was not only the spearhead of a champion Australian side. He was the force that became the difference between a very good team and a champion one.
Jim Laker, born Feb 9, 1922, was perhaps the greatest off-spinner ever to play the game
Mohammad Azharuddin, born Feb 8, 1963. A lot of magic. Perhaps some black magic.
Albert Trott, born Feb 6, 1873, remains the only man to have cleared the Lord’s Pavilion with a six.
Fred Trueman was born on February 6, 1931. He would describe himself as “t’Finest Bloody Fast Bowler that Ever Drew Breath’"
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, born 5 Feb, 1990, is still a vital cog in the Indian scheme of things.
Patsy Hendren, born Feb 5, 1889, remained a mischievous schoolboy … even when he was scoring an Ashes hundred at the age of 45.
Lord Harris, the supremo of cricket in England, was born on February 3, 1851. Strangely for someone who made it difficult for cricketers born elsewhere to represent counties and England, he himself saw the light of the day in Trinidad.
Bobby Simpson was born on Feb 3, 1936. Much more than just a great opener.
Shoaib Malik is more than just the husband of Sania Mirza. He is a phenomenon in his own right.
Graeme Smith was a tower of strength. In more ways than one.
Frank Foster, born Jan 31, 1889, was a superb left-arm medium pacer, an explosive batsman, an astute captain … and later a syphilitic.
Mitchell Starc: The spiritual, physical and literal successor of Mitchell Johnson
Kissed the badge of his cap, stubbed his toe on the ground, picked up wickets but did not give away runs.
The slouching gait, the expressionless eyes, the inscrutable menace as he walked back to his mark, before turning and starting his run, accelerating with each subsequent step, transforming into the deadpan and deadly weapon of detached destruction.
The top-spinner was his potent weapon.
Monty Noble was a dentist, who became one of the greatest cricketers produced by Australia
Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas - the weight of the cricketer matched the name